Theresa May was re-elected MP for Maidenhead in May 2010 with a majority of 16,769.
After the 2010 general election she became home secretary as part of the coalition government.
Having started her career at the Bank of England, she went on to hold posts at the Association for Payment Clearing Services (APACS) as Head of the European Affairs Unit from 1989-1996, and Senior Adviser on International Affairs between 1996-97.
Theresa has been involved in politics at all levels for many years, starting out stuffing envelopes at her local Conservative Association before going on to be a councillor in the London borough of Merton from 1986 to 1994. During that time Theresa was Chairman of Education between 1988-1990 and Deputy Group Leader and Housing Spokesman between 1992-1994.
Theresa stood for Parliament twice - North West Durham in the 1992 General Election and Barking in the 1994 by-election - before being elected Member of Parliament for Maidenhead in May 1997. She lives in the constituency and is an active local campaigner.
Theresa had a varied education spanning both the state and private sectors, and both grammar school and comprehensive school, and read Geography at St Hugh's College, Oxford University.
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Date of Birth
1 October 1956
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